Protect Local Control

Ensuring Community Rights
To Pass Smokefree Ordinances

Legislative Summary

HB892 - (workplaces, restaurants, and bars) - An Act to Create the Mississippi Smokefree Air Act of 2012 - Died in Committee

This bill prohibits smoking in enclosed workplaces and public places, including restaurants and bars. Smoking is also prohibited within 20 feet of building entrances and windows; outdoor property adjacent to government buildings; on and within 20 feet of restaurant patio dining areas; within 20 feet of outdoor stadiums/arenas/bleachers, playgrounds, and public transportation stations; and outdoor service lines. Smoking is permitted in gaming facilities. The bill also includes an anti-preemption clause.

  • Preemptive Action


  • Anti-Preemptive Clause


EXEMPTIONS: Smoking is permitted in gaming facilities and private residences except when used as a child care/adult day care/r health care facility.